Adenovirus infection is usually benign in healthy children, but it can be complicated by severe or fatal pneumonia, myocarditis, and hepatitis. Consider adenovirus infection in children with fulminant hepatic failure.
Erythema and periumbilical swelling led to concern about bacterial infection in a neonate.
Antibiotic side effect? Diffuse abdominal pain, vomiting, and anorexia led to this initial misdiagnosis in an adolescent male. The full story, here.
This rash arose a week after a child began to compain of chills, nausea, and a sore throat. What does this look like to you?
This rash arose a week after a 6-year-old boy complained of chills, nausea, and sore throat. WHat's the cause?
This lump on the back of a neonate was noted shortly after birth and had been expanding. What is it?
Type 2 diabetes, once considered a disease of “adult onset,” is highly resistant to treatment in overweight American youth—a group succumbing to the disorder at an alarming rate.
Abnormal pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and leukoplakia may signal dyskeratosis congenita.
Whether handheld phones increase the risk of brain tumors has long been controversial. Are children and adolescents at higher risk because of their developing brain and smaller head size?
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In sexual abuse examinations, children often change their stories. How do you know what to believe? Read 3 key points about the question.
Poison ivy, oak, or sumac? What is this "itchy rash" that appeared 2 days after the patient cleared some "weeds" from the yard. What should be done about it?
Unusual Skin Elasticity, Joint Hypermobility, Violaceous Plaques in 3 Different Patients: What’s Your Diagnosis?
Digital extension; joint hypermobility; skin elasticity with keloid scars; pectus and scoliosis from skeletal flexibility and deformation; these disparate symptoms and findings point to what diagnosis?
Any itchy penile rash should immediately suggest scabies. The latter also typically involves the hands, especially the interdigital webspaces and the volar aspect of the wrist.
High fevers; more fatigue; rapid onset of illness distinguish influenza from colds and other viral conditions. Here, more diagnostic pearls here from Dr. Pytlak's blog.